LeTV, a Chinese video streaming website like YouTube and Netflix, has launched three near bezel-less display smartphones – the LeTV One, LeTV One Pro and the LeTV One Max. Launched on its home turf during the “Breaking Boundaries with LeTV’s Ecosystem” event in Beijing, the three dual-SIM smartphones are said to be the first in the world to come with USB Type-C ports.
While the price for the One Max (seen above) has not yet been revealed by LeTV, the One Pro is priced at CNY 2499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) for 32GB storage variant and CNY 2699 (roughly Rs. 27,000) for 64GB storage variant. The One is priced at CNY 1499 (roughly Rs. 15,000) for 16GB variant, CNY 1599 (roughly Rs. 16,000) for 32GB and CNY 1799 (roughly Rs. 18,000) for 64GB. All three phones run Android 5.0 Lollipop with the firm’s EUI skin on top.
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The LeTV One Max phablet features a 6.33-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution display with a pixel density of 464ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Coming with 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage variants, the smartphone features a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, Sony IMX230 sensor, dual-LED flash, and an f/2.0 aperture lens, alongside a 4-UltraPixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The One Max also sports a fingerprint sensor placed below the rear camera, besides Wi-Fi Display connectivity. Other specifications include a choice of 3400mAh and 3500mAh batteries; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with hotspot support, Bluetooth 4.1 with APT-X support, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and 4G LTE connectivity; infra-red remote control, electronic compass, hall sensors, gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs in at 204 grams, and measures 167.1×83.5×8.95mm. It will be available in Silver and Gold colour variants. It features a USB 2.0 Type-C port and MHL 2.0.
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The LeTV One Pro features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution display with a pixel desnity of 538ppi. It is powered by the same processor and RAM as LeTV One Max. The smartphone will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, and a 3000mAh battery.
Featuring the same front-facing camera as the LeTV One Max, the handset houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, Sony IMX214 sensor, dual-LED flash, and f/2.0 aperture. Except for NFC support and the above mentioned specifications, the phone is otherwise identical to the LeTV One Pro, and comes in the same colour variants. Both the phones are also optimised for hi-resolution audio. The LeTV One Pro weighs 177 grams, and measures 148.4×73.8×9.4mm. It features a USB 3.0 Type-C port and MHL 3.0.
The LeTV One equips a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with a pixel density of 403ppi. It runs on 64-bit MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz and coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants, the handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, dual-LED flash, and a f2.0 lens, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. A 3000mAh battery backs the device.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with hotspot, Direct, and Wi-Fi Display support, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X support, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB and MHL. Sensors include infra-red remote control, electronic compass, hall sensors, gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It weighs in at 170 grams, and measures 147.8×74.2×9.5mm. It will be available in a White colour model. It features a USB 2.0 Type-C port and MHL 2.0.
According to the firm, the EUI, which is present in all the above mentioned smartphones, will cover LeTV’s TV, phone and auto applications. The mobile version of EUI will feature functionalities like Live Desk, Application Desk, and LeView. While the Live Desk let users view online live broadcasting, satellite T, LeChannel and StarCast, the LeView function will enable users to search, aggregate, recommend, remark and share.